Choosing a pastor

14 Apr 2022 | Church | 0 comments

They chose their pastors as they chose their horses

for hard work. But the last one died

sooner than they expected; nothing sinister,

You understand, but just the natural

breaking of the heart beneath a load

unfit for horses, ‘Ay, he’s a good ‘un’,

Job Davies had said, and Job was a master

hand at choosing a nag or a pastor.


R.S. Thomas (1913-2000), BBC Welsh Home Service 18.09.1952, published 1953.

Notes from the Compiler


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